The Higher Certificate in French Literature has been developed by the Department of French, National University of Ireland Maynooth to address the needs of those working as teachers of French, graduates of French exploring other career options as well adults with a very good competence in French language who are interested in learning more about the literature and culture of the French-speaking countries. The Higher Certificate in French Literature aims to provide students with an opportunity to specialise in the area of French literature through the study of a broad range of French-language literary texts through history; equip students who have little experience of dealing with literary texts with the necessary academic, analytical, creative, aesthetic, reflective and presentation skills to enable them to engage with literature in a productive way; enhance students' knowledge and understanding of important concepts in French-speaking literatures, cultures and societies.
Normally a 2nd Class BA Honours degree with French as a major subject. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.
The programme provide students with an opportunity to specialise in the area of French literature through the study of a broad range of French-language literary texts through history and to analyse and critique how literature reflects the societies in which the authors are writing.
MHM54 1 year or 2 years Part-time
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
Post Course Info
The Certificate in French Literature enables graduates working as post-primary language teachers or those who wish to undertake an MA French to engage with a substantial body of French literature.